Pieces in the Bloom Series explore the fullness and lightness associated with flowers using the permanence of porcelain to reflect life. I am fascinated by the simple joy of flowers along with their symbolism of happiness and hope. My porcelain flowers mimic the fragility of actual flowers yet remain in a constant state of bloom. Additional inspiration is with the overgrown and forgotten, the fantasy of fairy tales, and the reality of everyday domestic life. In Michigan, especially during the winter months, it is reassuring to look forward to spring with its warmth and new growth.